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Mentoring – who can take it, and who should deal it?

Mentoring – who can take it, and who should deal it?
This is a potentially complicated topic.  I had always heard “don’t get an old dog to teach new tricks”.  Meaning?  It wasn’t exactly in the company’s best interest to have begruntled employees showing the ropes to the new employees.  How could it be?  So – this begs the question, […]

And the human voice?

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This is a short audio track that I discovered, and quite enjoyed.  A gentleman not voicing his opinion, moreover he is sharing an anecdote which shows his opinion.

The title?  What has happened to the human voice?

Before listening… what do you think the man will address with his story?

Before you read or listen, think about just […]

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    IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH A 75% OF THE TIME ON THE PLATFORM

IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH A 75% OF THE TIME ON THE PLATFORM

SPANISH BELOW

The sentence dealing with the amount of time connected to the learning platform has been published.

I’ll begin with the news:  IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH A 75% OF THE TIME ON THE PLATFORM.  Now for my explanation…

Those who don’t know what I’m speaking about:  It’s possible to solicit the return of the amount paid for […]

Embarassed?

This is something I love to write about… you see, I think it’s quite Spanish!  But, are you letting this sentiment get in the way of progressing in your career?  Are you letting it impede you from practicing your English? How about in your relationships… does it get in your way?

A little bit of anything, or, better said, not […]

Are you preparing a meeting or interview in English?

SOAR

The S.O.A.R. Answer Model

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Situation

Obstacle

Action

Results

Are you often in situations when you find yourself either speaking too much or, perhaps, not enough?  When do you usually figure it out, a few hours later, or while you are actually in the situation?

This may be more of a stress factor when you are communicating in a different language, so I find it […]

The math behind the profile pic

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Does being photogenic have anything to do with the profile pics people post? I mean, if you think you are not photogenic, you make more classic mistakes while posing or planning?

How often have you seen someone hiding behind a hand, or only showing an eye in a close-up, or with their head tilted, or, or, […]

Work Ethics to Overcome

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Work ethics to overcome

An under two minute audio of one man’s memories from the seventies.

This is under two minutes, but stop and listen to this gentleman speaking.  I always try and find something for the blog that is “authentic”, for you to listen, watch, or read something that is suitable not only for the topic […]

Paradox of Value

 

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A lovely description of the famed Paradox of Value, Adam Smith. The author, Akshita Agarwal does a great job of simplifying matters and including important vocabulary.

Can you send me your own definitions or examples of:
Value
Opportunity Cost
Concept of utility
Marginal utility

How would you describe, for example, the paradox through a modern-day situation to a child?

Transcription:

00:06 Imagine you’re on a […]

HR VOCAB, straight from the HR Trend Institute (PART TWO)

As you know, I don’t like putting up vocabulary lists… but I’m willing to make an exception every now and then, and this, of course, is one of them.  Hans has put together  a list of words which should definitely come in handy.  Not only the words itself, but the use of the vocabulary in the definitition.

 

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    Freedom for the people? Is it possible to let the employees think for themselves?

Freedom for the people? Is it possible to let the employees think for themselves?

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Would this management strategy work in your establishment? Why or why not?  do you see this appropriate only for large companies, or on the contrary, better for small companies?   I’d love to see your thoughts, and any questions of use of the vocabulary!

Note, this is directly from the Harvard Business Review, so the vocabulary and spelling […]